Australian Native Plants

  Platylobium obtusangulum (Common Flat Pea)


Platylobium obtusangulum photo
Platyobium obtusangulum Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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COMMON FLAT PEA FACTS

distribution map showing range of Platylobium obtusangulum in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Common Flat Pea

Description
The Common Flat Pea is an upright, trailing or straggling shrub that grows to about one metre tall. The leaves are triangular shaped with very short stalks and up to 3 cm long with a sharp tip. The pea flowers are orange yellow with red centres and are produced in spring and summer. The fruit is a flat pod up to 15 mm and 10 mm wide.

Height
0.6m - 1m

Spread
0.6m - 1.8m

Habitat
grows in heathland and woodland

Distribution
Platylobium obtusangulum is found in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Platylobium
Species:obtusangulum
Common Name:Common Flat Pea


Relatives in same Genus
  Platylobium formosum